Jack Dorsey

Twitter banned almost 1 million accounts over the last 2 years for promoting terrorism

Twitter has banned almost one million accounts over the last two years for the promotion of terorrism.<p>But it says that its internal controls are allowing it to weed out accounts being used for "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.<p>U.S. and …

Social Media

Twitter's crackdown on terrorism appears to be working

Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network.<p>The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it's a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts …

Business

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Self-improvement

Hackers dumped Vevo’s celebrity dossiers after a company rep questioned their skills

The files have since been deleted<p>The hacking group OurMine has been breaking into company networks and social accounts for years, usually inflicting more embarrassment than outright damage — but when they gained access to Vevo servers last night, the company somehow managed to provoke something …

Security

Will Zuckerberg and Dorsey Face Mueller’s Wrath?

Silicon Valley deserves enormous blame for the role it played in the election of Trump and Brexit, and tolerating racism on its platforms. Is it about to get its comeuppance?<p>Twenty thousand six hundred and fifty-eight. That’s a pretty big number, especially when you consider that it’s the number of …

Silicon Valley

The week in communications

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell finally posted his first tweet, having initially joined Twitter in 2009. He was fulfilling a promise to Twitter cofounder and …

Public Relations

What you need to know in advertising today

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not the only one that's bullish on augmented reality. Marketers are suddenly dreaming big about AR.<p>Apple is all set to roll out iOS 11 next week, which among other things, will enable the iPhone's camera to integrate graphics into the real world. And several major brands, …

Advertising

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday.<p><b>1. Elon Musk said Tesla will unveil its new big-rig truck in October.</b> The reveal is scheduled to take place in California on October 26.<p><b>2. There's more evidence that Facebook is secretly building its own voice assistant.</b> An …

Woody Allen

Hope Hicks' Twitter Account Didn't Get Suspended

Wednesday morning, conservative corners of the internet were furious to discover that @HopeHicks45, the Twitter account belonging to Donald Trump's …

Social Media

Should You Buy Square (SQ) As It Hits New High?

Shares of Square SQ just won’t stop surging, and Thursday proved no different as the company saw its stock price once again climb to a new all-time …

Stocks

After Losing NFL Streaming Rights to Amazon, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Downplays Live Video

COLOGNE, Germany—A year ago, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey pitched marketers on live video as being a key area of growth for the platform. Now, it …

Advertising Industry

Jack Dorsey just hinted he turned down an acquisition offer for Twitter exactly 1 year ago

Jack Dorsey just dropped a massive hint suggesting that Twitter was considering an acquisition offer exactly one year ago — and that he turned it down.<p>Dorsey made the remarks to Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of advertising holding group WPP at the Dmexco conference in Germany. The pair …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises to refine 'clunky' ad model with improved measurement

Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey has promised to make it easier for advertisers to run campaigns on the platform, admitting that is has been too …

Advertising

Sir Martin Grills Twitter's Jack Dorsey on Stagnant Growth, Potential for Marketers

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell challenged Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder and CEO, with some tough questions when the two men appeared together on stage at …

Technology

How To Fix Twitter?

MAUs are at a record high of 328M, but barely growing.<p>Twitter has never been able to produce a GAAP profit, although recently margins have been …

Business

9 Habits of Millionaires Any Entrepreneur Can Adopt (INFOGRAPHIC)

Want to be a millionaire? Who doesn’t, right?<p>Well, if you believe in emulating those who are successful, this infographic that explores the habits of …

Adopt

Two-thirds of American adults get their news from social media platforms

The influence social media has on the world today is enormous, a fact reflected in a new report from the Pew Research Center that shows 67 percent of …

Pew Research Center

Here's What 10 Billionaires Say You Should Do Every Day

If you want to follow the billionaires’ blueprint, one theme seems to come up each and every time.<p>According to Tom Corley, author of <i>Change Your</i> …

Success

How Everyone Missed Square’s Big Comeback

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>What got my attention recently was a …

Technology

Jack Dorsey’s Square Makes a Move Into Banking

The planned unit would offer loans and deposit accounts to small businesses and be capitalized with $56 million in cash<p>Square Inc. is looking to get into the banking business.<p>The San Francisco-based finance firm led by Jack Dorsey plans to submit an application on Thursday to form a wholly owned …

Banking

Square applies for bank status

57 minutes ago | 67 views | 0<p>Square, the fintech startup headed by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, has made an official application in the US for a …

Banking

Square wants to become more like a bank

Square, the payments company co-founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, plans to apply on Thursday for a license to be an industrial loan company, as …

Technology

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

A Stock to Ride Two Hot Tech Trends<p>Samsung SDI will get a boost from Apple's use of sharp new iPhone screens and from its electric cars in its battery business.<p>Law Enforcement Concerns Slow Commercial Drone Regulations<p>Some industry officials are concerned FAA's already delayed initiatives to open …

Dow Jones Newswires

News Highlights: Top Financial Services News of the Day

Citigroup Taps Second UBS Banker This Week<p>Citigroup Inc. has tapped a UBS Group AG investment banker to head up its chemicals coverage for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the second time this week the big U.S. bank has announced a new hire from its Switzerland-based rival.<p>China Forex Reserves …

Gary Cohn

How Tech Leaders Are Opposing Trump's DACA Order

The Trump administration has today ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or the DACA. No new registrations will be …

Immigration

Jack Dorsey's Square Makes a Move Into Banking

Square Inc. is looking to get into the banking business.<p>The San Francisco-based finance firm led by Jack Dorsey plans to submit an application on Thursday to form a wholly owned bank based in Utah, the company said. The unit, to be called Square Financial Services Inc. would offer loans and deposit …

Banking

Square: hip to be

To sceptics (including Lex), Square had obvious but rather limited appeal. Its cute and portable hardware devices allowed merchants to accept …

Banking

WikiLeaks website apparently hacked by OurMine

‘Remember when you challenged us to hack you?’<p>WikiLeaks’ website appears to have been hacked by a group called OurMine, whose previous hacks have targeted tech CEOs, companies, and news sites.<p>As of early Thursday morning, the WikiLeaks.org homepage displayed a message that read: “Hi, it’s OurMine …

Security

Which Tech CEO Would Make the Best—and Worst—President?

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook pulled a Mark Zuckerberg, meaning he seemingly just ended up in a swing state, winning hearts and minds, and generally …

Susan Wojcicki

WikiLeaks website defaced by OurMine hackers group

WikiLeaks on Thursday suffered an embarrassing cyber attack by a Saudi Arabia-based hacking group called OurMine. WikiLeaks’ official website, …

Security